2013 Jacksonville Sharks season

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2013 Jacksonville Sharks season
Head coach Les Moss
Home field Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Results
Record 12–6
Division place 1st AC South
Playoff finish Won Conference Semifinals (Storm) 69–62
Lost Conference Championship (Soul) 59–75

The 2013 Jacksonville Sharks season was the fourth season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Les Moss and played their home games at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. After winning the South Division for the fourth consecutive year, the Sharks were eliminated in the conference championship game by the Philadelphia Soul for the second straight year.

Final roster[edit]

2013 Jacksonville Sharks roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Refused to report

Injury reserve

Other League Exempt

Team suspension

Inactive reserve

Suspended by league

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 7, 2013
24 Active, 12 Inactive

Standings[edit]

South Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Jacksonville Sharks 12 6 .667 941 883 6–0 11–0 6–3 6–3
x-Orlando Predators 7 11 .389 965 1032 2–4 5–7 4–5 3–6
x-Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 .389 959 980 2–4 4–6 2–7 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 5 13 .278 833 1069 2–4 4–6 3–6 2–7

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Sharks began the season on the road against the Tampa Bay Storm on March 24. Their first home game was on April 12 against the New Orleans VooDoo. They closed the regular season against the Storm at home on July 27.[1][2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 23 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 64–55 1–0 Tampa Bay Times Forum [3]
2 Friday March 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 61–35 2–0 Consol Energy Center [4]
3 Saturday April 6 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 66–49 3–0 Quicken Loans Arena [5]
4 Friday April 12 8:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 76–30 4–0 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [6]
5 Friday April 19 8:00 p.m. EDT Iowa Barnstormers W 40–34 5–0 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [7]
6 Saturday April 27 7:05 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul W 55–53 6–0 Wells Fargo Center [8]
7 Saturday May 4 7:00 p.m. EDT Arizona Rattlers L 48–58 6–1 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [9]
8 Saturday May 11 9:30 p.m. EDT at San Antonio Talons L 30–34 6–2 Alamodome [10]
9 Saturday May 18 7:20 p.m. EDT San Jose SaberCats L 36–57 6–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [11]
10 Saturday May 25 7:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 44–41 7–3 Amway Center [12]
11 Saturday June 1 7:00 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Power W 70–48 8–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [13]
12 Saturday June 8 10:00 p.m. EDT at Spokane Shock L 41–76 8–4 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [14]
13 Saturday June 15 9:00 p.m. EDT at Utah Blaze L 55–62 8–5 EnergySolutions Arena [15]
14 Saturday June 22 7:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 43–41 9–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [16]
15 Saturday June 29 7:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 62–55 10–5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [17]
16 Bye
17 Saturday July 13 7:00 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock L 40–62 10–6 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [18]
18 Saturday July 20 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 58–49 11–6 New Orleans Arena [19]
19 Saturday July 27 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 52–44 12–6 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [20]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
AC Semifinals Saturday August 3 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 69–62 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [21]
AC Championship Saturday August 10 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 59–75 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 Schedule". Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 AFL Schedule" (PDF). Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Sharks Use Late Surge to Top Storm, 64–55". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sharks Shut Down Power, 61–35, On Friday Night". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. March 30, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sharks beat Gladiators, 66–49, for third straight win". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sharks Dominant in Friday Rout of VooDoo, 76–30". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sharks Outlast Barnstormers, 40–34, For Fifth Straight Win". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sharks Take Down Soul, 55–53, For Sixth Straight Win". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sharks Fall to Rattlers, 58–48, On Saturday Night". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 4, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sharks Stumble in San Antonio on Saturday, 34–30". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Turnovers Prove Costly in Sharks 57–36 Loss to SaberCats". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sharks Get Back In Win Column With 44–41 Victory Over Predators". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sharks Surge Past Power, 70–48, For Second Straight Win". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sharks Open Road Trip With 76–41 Loss In Spokane". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sharks Comeback Falls Short in 62–55 Loss to Blaze". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Sharks Clinch Playoff Berth With 43–41 Win Over Cleveland". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Sharks Win Sixth Straight Against Predators, 62–55". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Early Turnovers Costly as Sharks Fall to Shock, 62–40". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shark Defense Swarms in 58–49 Victory Over VooDoo". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Sharks Wrap Up Regular Season With 52–44 Win Over Storm". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sharks Cap Incredible Comeback with 69-62 Win Over Storm". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sharks Fall to Soul in Conference Championship, 75-59". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. August 10, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.